Colleen Bond

Colleen Bond is a certified Economic Developer with over 25 years of economic development experience. She has extensive knowledge in building economic development programs for business retention and expansion, business attraction and foreign investment attraction.  Colleen has worked from grassroots to government organizations in a variety of community development and capacity building roles earning awards along the way.  Colleen is an expert in economic disaster recovery working with communities and organizations impacted by natural or man-made disasters throughout North America and globally.  

Dale Wheeldon

Dale has 30 years of economic development experience. Starting out as an economic development officer in a rural BC community he received a number of awards including for his economic development website, community profile and investment attraction marketing. From there Dale moved on to Chilliwack, BC, with a population base of 80,000, where he was Director of Economic Development for the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation. Dale worked to make Chilliwack one of the leading economic development communities in BC. In 2000 he was awarded the province's Economic Developer of the Year.Seven years ago Dale co-founded EDCD Consulting and focused on working with communities throughout Western Canada. His work includes business retention & expansion, economic development strategies and investment attraction. He is in demand as a speaker on various economic development topics. His presentation style is one that combines humour with simplicity for understanding complex issues.

Who We Are


Studio2 Design
Bringing over fifteen years of experience in design and marketing, Studio2 Design works with a diverse range of clients with a focus on branding, economic development and tourism.

Millar Consulting
Our Vancouver Island office offers economic development consultation based on over 30 years of experience in the industry with a focus on tourism and agriculture.

Investment Consulting Associates
A global management advisory firm based in Amsterdam and Boston specializing in corporate location advisory, supply chain management, market entry, incentives advisory, free zone development, economic development strategies, investment promotion strategies, FDI advisory and training & seminars.

Aspen Lands Advisory
Located in Kelowna the Aspen Team are experts in Rural Dividend Fund Initiatives, Land Evaluation, Design, Site Plans, Costings and Development.